Christopher Akeem Reeves |
School: Georgia State University
Major Concentration: Journalism
Focus is the key for Mr. Christopher A. Reeves, a journalism major at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Born in Red Bank, New Jersey, Reeves's goals are so attainable and realistic in his eyes, he's writing the book about his own life.Reeves is a rising senior on the fringe of completing his undergraduate collegiate life. After receiving his journalism degree, Reeves plans to attend graduate school and begin building a portfolio as a freelance journalist and published author. With a strong passion for poetry and creative writing, this pursuit is ideal for Reeves.
Reeves is no stranger to dedicating himself to responsibilities. At a young age, he's learned how to balance work and studies, and the soon-to-be graduate of Georgia State University has no problem letting his artistic voice be heard in an effort to promote change in his peers.The community is heavy on Reeves' mind and he wishes to change the negative statistics that plague the Black community. Life lessons have persuaded him to spark the flame that will ignite a change in the community, and enhance overall living conditions of his people. Believing that mentoring and guidance has played a major role in his life, Reeves believes he can positively affect others. "My stepfather has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He taught me what a man is suppose to do to be respectable, humble, hardworking and an overall good person," said Reeves.Having an influential person in your life has a key influence on a young man and Reeves saw his stepfather lead by example. "As an Assistant Principal, coach and mentor, everyone respects and thanks [my stepfather] for what he has done." That respect resonates into recognizing black men in general and how they are viewed. "I think, for a while, the images of black men were both good and bad. But more bad than good because that is what the media seems to use to tarnish the image," Reeves explained. "Behind the scenes, there are tons of stand-up black men who do for their families and are successful. The thing is, those men are rarely talked about. I feel that with President Obama being elected, it just adds to the positive roles that African-American males play in the everyday lives of our community. It also gives younger males something to aspire to. Being smart and black is a cool thing."
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